The Accidental Prime Minister's Madhya Pradesh ban seems to follow a trend of political agendas maneuvering ban on films in certain states.
The upcoming film delves deep into the internal politics of the Congress party and how Manmohan Singh found himself in the middle of it. The tweet gained a lot of attention on social media as many Twitter users were bewildered by the fact that how a ruling party can endorse a film based on the Opposition.
The fans of the global actor are mighty impressed with his uncanny resemblance to Dr. Manmohan Singh in the trailer of The Accidental Prime Minister.
The statement also warned the makers of the film against releasing the movie without a prior screening and review by the party.
The film is slated to release on 11th January, 2019 and will be released in Hindi, English, Tamil and Telugu.
"Haal hi main Rahul Gandhi ji ka tweet padha tha, jisme freedom of expression pe unhone bola tha, toh I think unko daatna chahiye un logon ko ki aap ghalat baat kar rahe ho (Recently, Rahul Gandhi had tweeted on freedom of expression, so he should take them (those protesting) to task and say what they are doing is wrong)", the actor further said.
On Thursday, ahead of the release of the trailer, Anupam Kher took to Twitter to share a new poster of the film.
Kher plays Manmohan Singh in the film, while German actor Suzanne Bernert will be seen as Sonia Gandhi.
In a letter to the makers of the film, the party's Maharashtra youth wing has raised objections to the "incorrect presentation of the facts" and has demanded a special screening of the film to ensure that none of the scenes is factually incorrect.
At the trailer launch on December 27, Anupam Kher said, "We did not start the film thinking that this kind of political scenario will be there".
However, Kher, in an exclusive interview, stated that the film is based on facts as chronicled in a book by Sanjaya Baru Manmohan Singh's media advisor between 2004 and 2008. "That?s what we have done here", the 63-year-old told ANI.
The film is based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Sanjaya Baru. Debutant director Vijay Ratnakar Gutte has helmed the film.